Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 6 and Volume 83.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems REMEMBER the old axiom, “little pitchers have big ears!” Persons working with children realize that a youngster of public school age is a most inquisitive person, and that even though school lessons are not retained readily, many other facts are. Chief’s who appreciate this condition realize the value of the public school system for disseminating information relative to fire prevention. The fire department also conducts fire drills so that the children will follow a certain procedure mechanically. The value of spending some time with children is best illustrated by what happened at a New York city school, in the Borough of Brooklyn, rather recently. In addition to being trained to recognize the fire drill signal, the pupils were taught to respond to an emergency whistle signal blown by appointed monitors. An explosion in a home shattered…

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